By Susan Monteleone
LUMBERLAND The Town of Lumberland board recently approved a plan to bring a road rally to the town this spring.
Back in December, Ivan Orisek, the Chairman of the New York Rally, proposed to the board members a plan to hold a car race which could draw hundreds of people to the Town of Lumberland.
At the time, Orisek stated that the race is a time trial event with one- to two-minute intervals between each car. He added that the event would need controlled access to the roads and that the race would only last two to three hours. Orisek further noted that these type of races are held nationwide and organizers followed all safety and emergency plans.
Orisek was back before the board last week and learned that his car rally had been approved by the board members. The board granted permission for the race to be held on Saturday, April 17 on the Lebanon and Chapin Roads.
The board issued a special use permit to Rally New York to use the Chapin and Lebanon Road. The resolution noted that the town attorney will review the car rally insurance plan and that the organizers will carry a $5 million general liability/umbrella limits policy.
All Town of Lumberland residents will be notified of the race, which still needs to be approved by the National Park Service.